Richard Yap concedes Cebu congressional bid

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The former actor feels ‘very disappointed’ by his loss. (FILE PHOTO)

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 14) — Cebu North District Representative bet Richard Yap conceded the race on Tuesday hours after the partial count of votes was released.

Yap, who sought to stray away from his celebrity reputation, trails far behind Raul Del Mar who leads the pack with 134,816 votes. Yap received only 81,167 votes from the partial, official tally as of 7 am.

The former actor and entrepreneur expressed his disappointment over the results.

“I am just sad that I was not given the chance to make my plans and dreams for Cebu a reality,” he said in a Facebook post. “My hope is that you have at least known me even for a short period of time that I have made my life public because of my wish to serve the Cebuanos.”

Yap ran under the administration party Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan.

He was well-known for his roles on hit television shows and movies with the title role “Sir Chief.”